4140.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Increasing Awareness of Transgender Health Concerns

This will be the first transgender-specific session to be featured at an Annual Meeting of APHA. At the 1999 Annual Meeting, the term "Transgender" was added to the name of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Caucus, in recognition of the need to promote awareness of the existence of this marginalized community and to emphasize the unique health care needs of transgender populations. This session will provide an overview of the continuum of transgender identities and will explore aspects of the health care needs and barriers experienced by transgendered populations. Presenters will discuss topics relevant to Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male transgendered persons, including lack of sensitive and appropriate health and support services, discrimination, and interventions to improve access to services for this population
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):John Blake West, EdD
Organizer(s):John Blake West, EdD
12:30 PMSociodemographic and HIV risk behaviors of male-to-female transgenders in Los Angeles, California
Cathy J. Reback, PhD, Paul Simon, MD, MPH, Cathleen C. Bemis, MS
12:45 PMTransgender youth as a vulnerable population: Findings of a qualitative study
Arnold H. Grossman, PhD, ACSW, Anthony R. D'Augelli, PhD
1:00 PM"To assess the damage is a dangerous act": Identifying barriers to health access for transgendered people of color
Alejandro Daviko Marcel
1:15 PMHealth care needs of transgender individuals
Stewart Landers, JD, MCP, Jodi Sperber, MSW, Gary Fallas
1:30 PMTransgender awareness and sensitivity training: Issues that agencies and health care workers need to be aware of
Emilia Lombardi, PhD, Shirley Bushnell
Sponsor:Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers
Cosponsors:HIV/AIDS SPIG; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Spirit of 1848 Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA